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Andean Artisan Crafted Dried Mate Gourd Cat Jewelry Box, "Andean Feline"

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Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district... more

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Peruvian craftsman Daniel Vargas is from Cochas Chico in the El Tambo district of Huancayo province and has been gaining mastery of the Huancayan art of engraving gourds since he was a teenager. Known as mates, the dried gourds are decorated using various engraving and burning techniques. Daniel's design, created by hand, transforms the dried mate gourd into a finely detailed full-figured cat. The top half of the gourd can be lifted up using a painted wooden knob so that small jewelry items, accessories, or trinkets can be stored inside.

  • 45 grams
  • 1.59 oz
  • 8 cm H x 9 cm Diam.
  • 3.1" H x 3.5" Diam.

  • Dried mate gourd, quinual wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Robynne

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04/18/2021

"Just adorable"

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This is an adorable, well made piece. My niece will love this - shes a teen and I think she will enjoy how beautiful it is and how functional as well.

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Jo Ann

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03/18/2021

"Wonderful folk art"

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This box made me smile. It is very well crafted ad just waiting for a piece of jewelry or other small favorite thing

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Ruth

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02/24/2021

"Unique Andean Feline gourd"

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This was a birthday gift for a dear friend. She fell in love with this unique gourd as soon as she opened the box!

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Irene

From USA

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01/17/2020

"Oh So Cute Cat!!!"

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This felines detail is splendid. He looks exactly like one of my old kitties and is a good memory of him. He was round like this, too. lol. Makes a great gift and have bought a couple more for my son and my best friends child. Cute box! Fine detailed art!

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cat box gift box trinkets box gourds

Best Uses

  • trinkets, gifts, cat lovers
  • trinkets box, gift for feline lovers

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Deborah

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01/15/2020

"Loved by the cat-loving Son"

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My adult son love this xmas gift.

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Linda

From Glendale, California

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01/14/2020

"Wonderful gourd cat"

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This whimsical gourd carving of cat made me smile when I first saw it. Larger than I expected, its perfect for a jewelry or trinket holder. Its also nice just a display item, it has so much personality!

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Charming

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Katybird

From Washington

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06/13/2021

"Keep one and share others"

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These owls are sweet! I kept one and have given the rest to friends and my mother. Great gift for bird lovers! Their subtle rattle is also fun.

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  • Great gift to share

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Mother's Day

Geo

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01/14/2021

"Sweet visitors"

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Very nice - charming!

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Elizabeth

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08/31/2020

"Heirloom"

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Bought these fun little owls last year before XMas. One for myself & one for each of my children.

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Jenny

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01/02/2020

"absolutely beautiful"

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I ordered this as a Christmas gift for my bestie. she absolutely loved it as it was the first time I bought something frivolous for her. I will totally be continuing this new tradition because it brought so much joy....to both of us :-). the level of craftmanship and artistry was beautiful.

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Beachcomber

From Sarasota FL

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02/08/2019

"Attractive and unique"

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These owl gourds look great on our tree. Everyone who sees them comments on how attractive and interesting they are. The deep red is very Christmasy and the craftsmanship is great.

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Magdalena

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11/20/2018

"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ARTISAN WORK!"

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Cant say enough good things about the artisan Daniel Vargas STUNNING WORK as well as the packaging! I was simply overwhelmed with joy when I opened the box. So much love and care there...(I will not spoil it for you; just buy something beautiful from this store and you will see for yourself) I am a very busy person doing 90% of shopping online and here I am - writing my FIRST EVER REVIEW... Thats how impressed I am with...EVERYTHING about my purchase. P.S. Make sure to read the talented artisans life story. It is something else 3

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